Pin Up Icon JEANNE CARMEN is now included on the official website for the state of ARKANSAS as being one of the famous citizens born in the small little town of PARAGOULD in GREENE COUNTY
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Jeanne Carmen spent her early childhood in Arkansas with her family picking cotton. At age 13 she ran away from home, eventually landing in New York City and taking a job as a dancer in an off-Broadway touring company. The early 1950s found her in Las Vegas, in the company of the likes of mobster Johnny Roselli. She discovered she had a natural talent for the game of golf and made great hay and much money hustling on the links. In the early ’50s she turned her back on the game of golf and went to Hollywood, where she was often in the company of some of that town’s most notable swingers, men like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and many others. She also maintained a close relationship with Marilyn Monroe. Jeanne never made it into the “big” movies but appeared in many “B” pictures, and was quite an item at the celebrity parties. After the death of her close friend Monroe, Carmen dropped out of sight and resided in Arizona.